Kielbasa Sandwiches

I can bluntly say that I am not a big football follower. However, that all changes on Super bowl Sunday because the awesome parties and food make me so happy. It always is a great time chowing down with friends with lots of yelling at the TV. I can’t help getting caught up in the excitement. Game day food is always hearty, super flavorful and should definitely involve beer in my mind. So in that spirit I made these incredible kielbasa sandwiches! They were simple to make.

My first order of business was cooking my gorgeous ring of kielbasa. I love the Polish deli we have close by so much, and so does my proud Polish hubby! That was the inspiration behind the ingredients in these kielbasa sandwiches.
After the kielbasa finished boiling, I made the incredible sauerkraut topping in the same pan so that it could cook in the leftover kielbasa flavor. The mixture had two different mustards, onion, a little beer and lots of cheddar cheese. Oh my goodness, this topping alone was glorious!
From there I just assembled the kielbasa sandwiches! My homemade pretzel buns were the perfect bread for the job and they really sent the sandwiches to the next level. I laid two pieces of kielbasa on the bottom bun with the flat side down so that they didn’t roll off. Then I piled a generous scoop of the sauerkraut mixture and two big pickle slices on top!

I closed my sandwich up with the fluffy top bun and dove right in with no shame. Let me tell you these kielbasa sandwiches just screamed game day. The kielbasa was smokey and savory with the flavorful sauerkraut mixture and crisp pickles complimenting it perfectly. The fluffy pretzel bun just brought it all home. Hope you all enjoy these babies and have fun on Sunday! xoxo

Kielbasa Sandwiches
Kielbasa Sandwiches
Kielbasa Sandwiches
Kielbasa Sandwiches


4.5 from 2 votes
Kielbasa Sandwiches
Kielbasa Sandwiches
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins

These kielbasa sandwiches are so loaded with flavor with the cheesy sauerkraut, onion and beer topping, crisp pickles and homemade pretzel buns!

Course: Main Course
Keyword: Kielbasa Sandwiches, Sandwiches
Servings: 8 sandwiches
Calories: 301 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
  • 1 ring kielbasa sausage
  • 1 can sauerkraut 14-15 ounce size
  • 1/2 an onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons beer the rest goes to the chef!
  • 1/2 cup extra sharp shredded cheddar cheese
  • 16 whole sandwich stacker pickles
  • 8 whole pretzel buns either store bought or my homemade recipe from 2/1/17!
  1. First, boil the kielbasa. Fill a large skillet with deep sides with water and bring it to a boil. Quarter the kielbasa ring and cook it in the boiling water for 30 minutes. Remove them to a cutting board when they are done and drain the water. Put the pan back on the heat and pour the sauerkraut in with its liquid. Let it heat up, then add the onion and two mustards. Season the mixture with the pinch of salt, then pour in the beer. Let the mixture cook for 3-5 minutes, until the liquid is pretty much gone. Stir in the cheddar cheese until it is melted, then take the pan off of the heat. Meanwhile, lightly toast the pretzel buns.
  2. Time to assemble! Cut each quarter of kielbasa in half horizontally to have 8 equal pieces. Then cut each of the pieces in half lengthwise to have a flat side to put on the sandwich. You'll have 16 pieces total. Place two pieces of kielbasa flat side down on the bottom bun, then spoon a generous scoop of the sauerkraut mixture on the kielbasa. Top that with 2 sandwich stacker pickles, then close the sandwich. Repeat until they are all assembled and serve immediately! They are so perfect for the big game.
Nutrition Facts
Kielbasa Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving (1 sandwich)
Calories 301 Calories from Fat 77
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.6g13%
Saturated Fat 2.9g18%
Cholesterol 52mg17%
Sodium 1033mg45%
Potassium 115mg3%
Carbohydrates 32.7g11%
Fiber 2.1g9%
Sugar 9.6g11%
Protein 22g44%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


4 thoughts on “Kielbasa Sandwiches”

    I made your Homemade Pretzel Buns and are they FANTASTIC!!
    I changed up the recipe to make only eight, really love your serving/size chart you have, thanks for the help.
    I did make mine with apple cider vinegar because of no beer.
    Just letting you know that they taste very good, thanks for your help with that ingredient.
    And you are right about the look and feel of the dough, it had me a bit worried.
    I went ahead and crossed my fingers for luck and charged ahead.
    So happy I did, they are sooooo good!!
    I wish could send you pictures so you can see my finished Homemade Pretzel Buns.

    This Kielbasa Sandwich is definitely going to be made soon….LOL!!
    Especially since I have some wonderful pretzel buns to eat it on.
    Have a wonderful day Leigh!

  2. BIG kielbasa fans at my house, and this recipe has all the makings to be a new family favorite! Classic and delicious- just the way I like it!

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